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The Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition

Figgy’s fun! Join one of Seattle’s most magical and festive nights. This heart-warming tradition attracts nearly 10,000 people every year to enjoy holiday music. Figgy helps. The event raises funds for the Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank which offer free meals, free groceries, one-on-one counseling and other services to our low-income and homeless neighbors in need. Friday, December 1st  6pm – 8:30pm Downtown …

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Willy Wonka presented in Smell-O-Vision

Gene Wilder stars in this family classic presented with “Smell-O-Vision” goodie bags that hardworking Oompa Loompas have filled with fragrant and tasty treats! Bring your nose, your taste buds, and your sense of adventure as you tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all while sing along with timeless songs like “The Candy Man,” “I’ve Got a Golden …

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A Victorian Country Christmas

Rather than just a gift show with booths, A Victorian Country Christmas is a Christmas Festival meant to infuse people with the spirit and feeling of Christmas. Storefronts are created and sets are designed to give the Washington State Fair Events Center the look and feel of A Victorian Village in the late 1800’s. November 29th – December 3rd  Various times …

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Seattle Full & Half Marathon

From its humble beginnings in 1970 when a group of friends from the University of Washington decided to hold their own marathon, the Seattle Marathon Family of Events has grown into the largest combination marathon/half marathon in the Northwest and one of the top ten largest in the U.S. Sunday, November 26th  Various times 5th Ave & Harrison St  That …

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Garden d’Lights

Garden d’Lights features over half a million lights that transform the Bellevue Botanical Garden into a blossoming winter wonderland. Each holiday season, thousands of visitors enjoy this dazzling display. November 25th – December 31st 4:30pm – 9pm Bellevue Botanical Garden This year, the route has changed, grown, and become more magical than ever. Click here to purchase tickets. 

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Santa Train

Santa Train is the Northwest Railway Museum’s most popular seasonal program.  A Northwest tradition since 1969, the event allows participants of all ages to travel by train from North Bend for a visit with Santa Claus at Snoqualmie and to enjoy refreshments (included with tickets) served from the Museum’s railway kitchen car. November 25th – December 17th  Various times North Bend Depot …

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Broadway Center Holiday Tree Lighting

Join in celebration for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting tradition. Since World War II, the South Sound community has congregated each winter for the Holiday Tree Lighting. Saturday, November 25th 5pm 9th & Broadway (Tacoma)  Gather for carols and photos with Santa at this free community event, open to the public. If it isn’t already, make it your family tradition!

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Magic in the Market

Enjoy festive performances by local musicians and caroling choirs, meet and take free photos with Santa under the clock, purchase fresh cider, hot cocoa and other beverages from farmers and merchants on Pike Place while you shop the Market for seasonal foods and locally made gifts, and more! Saturday, November 25th 11am – 5pm Pike Place Market  Join in the fun …

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Winterfest

A wonderland of sparkling lights, child-sized diversions and spirited entertainment returns in 2017 with Seattle Center Winterfest, Nov. 24 – Jan. 7. in venues and on the grounds of Seattle Center. Five weeks of free and affordable, fun-filled activities and live performances await those in search of uplifting seasonal spirit or delightful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the …

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Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo

See the Zoo transformed into a colorful winter wonderland with more than a half-million lights. The holiday spirit comes aglow in this magical world of dazzling 3-D animal light displays. November 24th – January 1st (Closed Dec. 24th)  5pm – 9pm  Point Defiance Zoo  Animal light displays for 2017 include hammerhead sharks and sea turtles, carnivorous plants and their insect …

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